Rick's Review of Side Effects
Soderberg is at his best. Using basic filmmaking techniques with his seasoned touch, he allows the image to be a major contributor to the work as much as the great script (by Soderberg veteran scribe Scott Z. Burns) and tremendous performances by Law & Mara. Although it kind of loses some steam at the climax, this is one of the best examples of Suspense-Drama filmmaking in recent years. Could have been one of the 2013 Oscar dark horses if it weren't for the incredibly early release date.